Technical Manager & Operator

Posted on Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Cinerent OpenAir Pty Ltd has owned and produced St.George OpenAir Cinema since its inception in Sydney 22 years ago. The event attracts approximately 70,000 patrons each summer, and has become a highlight of the Sydney arts calendar, featuring in state and national tourism campaigns.

The event is managed by a small but highly motivated and skilled management team, who during the event direct 80 or more staff, as well as a broad network of regular suppliers. We place a strong emphasis on being goal driven, and supportive of each other. We prefer to lead by example and we push ourselves to produce a truly extraordinary event.

An exciting opportunity exists to join the production team within Cinerent, as Technical Manager & Operator.

The Technical Manager & Operator is responsible for the effective delivery of all technical aspects for the event. The role works closely with the Project Manager throughout the season and the successful applicant will undertake training and development with Cinerent’s Senior Technical Manager during the bump-in stage, specifically in the installation, operation and maintenance of the Cinerent’s electrical, lighting, audio and digital projection systems.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • a)  Installation of lighting, audio and digital projection systems,
  • b)  Installation of various catering equipment into the bar and restaurant areas,
  • c)  Operation of the cinema for screenings, including Cinerent’s 350m2 hydraulically raised cinema screen, digital projection, audio and lighting systems,
  • d)  Management of all supplementary electrical, lighting, audio and digital projection systems throughout the event,
  • e)  Throughout the period of the event, conducting inspections and completing daily inspection reports for all electrical, gas and fire safety equipment,
  • f)  Throughout the period of the event, undertaking and completing routine maintenance, and procurement and management of contractors for any specialised maintenance,
  • g)  Provision of technical advice and assistance to other departments at the event where required,
  • h)  Assisting event sponsors and their representatives with their technical requirements where required,
  • i)  Supervision of bump-in crew when assisting with installations,
  • j)  Maintaining a good relationship and strong communications with other members of the management team, to ensure the effective and efficient running of the event,
  • k)  Attending weekly on-site management meetings;
  • l)  Maintaining a safe event environment for patrons and staff, ensuring incidents requiring first aid treatment are attended to immediately by trained staff and having a comprehensive knowledge of evacuation procedures,

The Technical Manager & Operator shall also be required to carry out other duties and tasks reasonably associated with the successful staging of the Event.

The appointed applicant will report and be accountable to the Project Manager,
(or any other senior management person nominated by the Company from time to time).

Selection Criteria

  • a)  Significant experience working in at least one of the following technical areas: Sound, Lighting, Audio Visual or Electrical within the Events, Entertainment or Film & Television industries, with an enthusiasm to learn new skills
  • b)  Relevant Tertiary or Vocational Qualifications will be highly regarded, and may be considered in part as substitute for industry experience
  • c)  Very High-level of computer competency
  • d)  Ability to read and interpret technical drawings and specifications
  • e)  Ability to keep detailed written and electronic records
  • f)  Excellent problem solving and strong negotiation skills
  • g)  Ability to work effectively as part of a team, as well as independently
  • h)  Highly organised
  • i)  Reliable with a strong work ethic
  • j)  Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • k)  Well presented

Employment Period & Working Hours and Days

The period of employment will commence on 13 December 2017 and conclude on 28 February 2018, and working days and hours will vary with respective phases of production and operation. During bump-in and bump-out the Executive will be expected to work 10-12 hours each day. During the Event, the Executive will be expected to work approximately 10 hours per day, 3-6 days per week (the actual days per week is negotiable).

The rate of pay shall be dependant on the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications, indicatively in the range of $28 -$31 per hour, +SGC and any applicable overtime & penalty rates in line with the Amusement, Events and Recreation Award.

Event Dates and Production Phases

DEC 2017
Bump-in (production) Phase 1
Location: Mrs Macquaries Point event location 13 – 24 Dec

JAN 2018
Bump-in (production) Phase 2
Location: Mrs Macquaries Point event location 02 – 07 Jan

JAN/FEB 2018
Location: Mrs Macquaries Point event location 07 Jan – 21 Feb

FEB 2018
Bump-out (disassembly and pack down) Location: Mrs Macquaries Point event location 22 Feb – 26 Feb

Apply now by forwarding a cover letter along with your CV to:

Cinerent OpenAir Pty Ltd
Attention: Matt McAloon
Suite 205, 19a Boundary St Rushcutters Bay, NSW 2011

APPLICATIONS CLOSE Friday 3 November 2017


Only successful applicants will be contacted.